Chapter 2. Fundamental Maya Concepts

Any structure is only as strong as its foundation. This principle is equally applicable to Maya programming. A solid foundation in the fundamental Maya concepts will greatly ease your development efforts. Since you will be working within the framework of the Maya system, it is important to understand how this system works. Any system imposes a set of constraints on what it is you can and cannot do. While Maya is, undoubtedly, extremely flexible in terms of what you can achieve, there are some fundamental rules that simply must be learned and adhered to.

While you may feel pressed to skip this section and begin the actual programming, I caution you about doing so. Although they get the job done, I've seen many ...

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